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Alexander Volkanovski calls shot against Yair Rodriguez after final UFC 290 faceoff: ‘I’m going to squash him’

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Alexander Volkanovski sets his sights on Yair Rodriguez after their intense faceoff before their highly anticipated clash at UFC 290. The event, taking place at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, features this showdown as the penultimate title fight, preceded by the flyweight championship bout between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja.

During the ceremonial weigh-ins, the 145-pound champion and interim champion, Volkanovski and Rodriguez, engaged in a final stare-down before sharing their thoughts with Joe Rogan. While maintaining a respectful tone throughout the week, Volkanovski assures that once the cage door closes, he will unleash his full power.

“We’ve shown each other respect,” Volkanovski tells Rogan, “acknowledging his danger. But all that ends tomorrow. I’m going out there to dominate him. And still, baby. Let’s go.”

Expressing his gratitude to the Mexican fans, Rodriguez acknowledges their collective efforts in promoting the sport and changing lives. When it comes to his opponent, Rodriguez refrains from making specific comments, recognizing Volkanovski’s undeniable greatness and hinting at an exceptional performance on fight night.

“Thank you, Alexander, once again,” Rodriguez says. “We’re contributing to the growth of the sport and making a difference. As for my opponent, we all know he’s incredible, and we’ll deliver an exceptional performance tomorrow night. Just wait and see. Thank you.”

The co-main event features Moreno and Pantoja, who share a history with the challenger previously defeating the champion in two dominant outings. However, both fighters are focused solely on the present, with their sights set on Saturday night and the opportunity to claim UFC gold.

“My family and I have made numerous sacrifices for this moment,” Pantoja reflects. “Now it’s time to enjoy and deliver the best fight for everyone. I know this will be a war.”

Disregarding the past, Moreno emphasizes his unwavering focus on providing an unforgettable night for the Mexican fans and his people.

“The past is irrelevant to me,” Moreno states. “My attention is solely on delivering a memorable night for the passionate Mexican fans. Viva Mexico.”

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC 290

Q: Who are the main fighters at UFC 290?

A: The main fighters at UFC 290 are Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez, who will be headlining the event. Additionally, there will be a flyweight championship co-main event between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja.

Q: Where is UFC 290 taking place?

A: UFC 290 is taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Q: What weight class are the main fighters competing in?

A: Alexander Volkanovski and Yair Rodriguez are competing in the 145-pound weight class.

Q: Is there a history between Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja?

A: Yes, Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja have a history as Pantoja holds two dominant wins over Moreno. However, both fighters are solely focused on their upcoming bout for the flyweight championship.

Q: What is the tone of the interactions between Volkanovski and Rodriguez?

A: The interactions between Volkanovski and Rodriguez have been respectful throughout the week. However, Volkanovski has promised to bring a different intensity once they step into the octagon.

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